The FDA Wants To Hear Your Opinion

February 05, 2016
If you have an opinion about genetic testing and the best way to return those results, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) wants to hear it at a daylong...
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A Day For Family History And DNA

May 20, 2013
With participation by 23andMe and the three other major companies involved in DNA testing for ancestry, as well as talks from some of the most respected names in the field,...
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We Can Handle the Truth About Genetics

January 09, 2013
Thank you, Virginia. In a recent article in Slate, Virginia Hughes, who also blogs for National Geographic, nails it, hammering home the point that people are much smarter and tougher...
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Few Worries About Genetic Testing

October 19, 2012
A common refrain for critics of direct to consumer genetic testing is that the tests could cause unnecessary worry. Those critics believe that for some tests the results shouldn’t go...
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Fear Not The Genome

October 03, 2012
We would like to give a little shout-out to Holly Dunsworth, an assistant professor of anthropology at the University of Rhode Island and a blogger, for her thoughtful post “Be...
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The Connection Between Air Travel and Blood Clots

August 08, 2012
Long-distance air travel increases a person’s odds of developing blood clots, a condition known medically as venous thromboembolism (VTE) and dubbed in the media as the “economy-class syndrome.”But choosing coach...
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The Molecular Barcode of Cancer – Targeting Treatment to Patient

August 06, 2012
Understanding the molecular profile of a cancer cell can help physicians understand which drugs will be effective in treating the cancer.
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Incorporating Technology and DNA Testing into Clinical Trials

August 03, 2012
Many expensive clinical trials fail because the therapy causes harmful side effects in some or all participants or the drug isn’t effective across the board. Genetics may explain differences in...
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The Iron Scale: Factors Tipping Towards Overload

July 11, 2012
Some of us may have grown up thinking that spinach is a good source of iron, but this isn’t exactly true. It’s been said that a report from the 1800’s...
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The Most Common Genetic Disease

July 02, 2012
Hemochromatosis is the most common genetic disease you never heard of. Sometimes called the “Celtic Curse,” hemochromatosis affects an estimated one in every 300 Americans, but many who have it have no idea they do.
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